Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community council

Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community  Newsletter – April 2017

WISE16 has selected articles from the latest Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council (BRCC) Newsletter sent on 06-04-2017 by Southwark Council. The BRCC provides a space for local communities in the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe areas to express their concerns, learn about Southwark council policies in those areas, get to know the local councillors and promote social and community activities by local charities and other organisations. You can subscribe to the newsletter to receive it directly in your inbox.

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Southwark Scholarship Scheme – deadline 9 April 2017

The 2017 Southwark Scholarship is now open – make sure you apply before the deadline 9 April 2017.Our scholarship scheme can help you study at university in your choice of courses. Since our scheme began in 2011, we’ve helped more than 60 people enrol in higher education.

The scholarship has supported students to study a variety of subjects, including medicine, engineering, economics, law and art.

This year arts and creative industries scholarships are also available for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at UAL’s Camberwell College of Arts and Certificate of Higher Education at London South Bank University.

Who can apply

The Southwark Scholarship scheme is offered to students who meet the following criteria:

  • this must be your first degree
  • you must have a good academic record of achievement
  • you must have made a positive contribution to the community of Southwark
  • you must have been a resident in Southwark for the last three years
  • you must have a household income of less than £25,000
  Please click here to apply for the scholarship


Become an apprentice

Being an apprentice is a great way to start working in Southwark. We have tremendous success helping apprentices secure employment and we’re committed to creating 2,000 new apprenticeships.

Our apprenticeships can give you an excellent chance for a bright future by offering you:

  • work-based skills
  • excellent work experience
  • a competitive salary (London Living Wage) whilst you learn
  • nationally recognised qualifications
  • on and off the job training
  • advice and guidance to help develop your career after the apprenticeship
  Please click here to apply for an apprenticeship


Employ an Apprentice

Southwark Council is committed to working with local businesses as key partners in helping to grow a strong local economy. The Southwark Apprenticeship Standard sets out the plans to develop apprenticeships and support employers to create high quality schemes for their businesses.

Free business support is available for any Southwark employer looking to create apprenticeships.

  To find out more information please click here

Step Up to Social Work! Be the difference in the heart of London

Online applications close 5 May 2017

A great opportunity has opened up for residents looking to make the move into a rewarding career in social work.

The South East London Teaching Partnership (Southwark, Greenwich and Lewisham councils and Goldsmiths, University of London) has signed up to a national scheme run by the Department for Education, which pays all course fees and a bursary to successful candidates signing up to an intensive 14 month course

You are eligible to apply for this programme if you can demonstrate you already have:

  • A minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification
  • Or, an honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above)


  • Grade C or above GSCE in English/ English Language and Maths (or recognised equivalent)
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families


  For anyone who thinks this might be for them, more details are available by clicking here

Southwark Giving

Southwark Giving is a place-based giving scheme for the borough of Southwark. It is currently being set-up to find new ways to address hidden, unmet and emerging local community needs.

The needs of the borough have been independently researched and the findings form a report entitled A Tale of Two Southwarks. Southwark Giving will enable anyone to give time, skills and/or money in collaboration with others to help unite Southwark to tackle local disadvantage

Bermondsey Rotherhithe Community Council

Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council Forum Meetings

The next Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council Forum Meeting will be on Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 7pm.

The venue is the Culture Space at the Canada Water Library. We will be discussing Welfare Reform and Universal Credit. If you have a question on this topic that you would like answered at the meeting please send it to


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